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Terrible orange street light pollution in house

Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 22:12, Sat 26 August 2017

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

The light pollution from an old orange street light in Minchins Close is terrible and illuminates the inside of our house. Attached photo taken from first floor landing through bedroom door and shows the light through bedroom window. They should be LED in 2017 but a cowell or shield like on some belisha beacons would help. Thank you.

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  • Ref: 336895
    Many thanks for sending this request through and apologies this light is causing issue. There is a roll out of LED replacements throughout the county but we replace them by Lantern age, this one hasn't quite hit the age just yet. As we need the front of the lantern to light this section of highway its a bit tricky, the lantern here doesn't have a shield in production at this time but what we can try is to paint out the very front section of the bowl, in most instances this blocks the light sufficiently. I will raise this fault now , let me know once complete if this has solved the issue

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:31, Wed 30 August 2017
    Moderated by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:39, Thu 5 October 2017

  • Thanks for using Fix My Street to record your problem. We are happy to report that your issue has been addressed and the situation resolved on 15/11/2017

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:33, Tue 27 March 2018

  • I'm not sure what has been done here or how you would know which street light I was specifically talking about anyway. But there is no improvement although the light in question was temporarily broken recently which was a blessing until it was repaired. It's the 360 degree nature of the lights I can't understand. We live behind the light effectively and it completely bathes our house. I do hope that more street lights are replaced soon.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 21:56, Thu 19 April 2018

  • We believe this issue was addressed but due to a technical error it hasn’t been updated on FixMyStreet. We now consider it fixed, but if the issue still exists please let us know by creating a new report on FixMyStreet:

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:51, Wed 9 December 2020

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